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Keeping his eye on me with a very full beak
taken in very bright sunshine in the north of Sweden
Has to be one of my favourite birds

Thanks for stopping by and loving your comments
Book finishedGrinGrin...very pleased

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:26 Apr 2013 - 2:34 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Hawfinch
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:23 Jan 2014 - 9:24 AM
Tags:General, Hawfinch, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled
Views:283
Unique Views:115

Comments

ddolfelin
ddolfelin Plus Member 371 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 9:27 AM

Not seen one of these for years.
Excellent shot, Lillian!

ugly
ugly Plus Member 7ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 9:27 AM

A very nice clear sharp image..
Well done..

Dave

leswoodward
leswoodward Plus Member 1leswoodward vcard United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 - 9:28 AM

Very nice image of a great bird

abeeror2
abeeror2  2 Spain
23 Jan 2014 - 9:28 AM

Fantastic image!

Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
23 Jan 2014 - 9:30 AM

Fine capture Lillian,
Fred.

Mike_Young
Mike_Young Plus Member 8Mike_Young vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 9:33 AM

Brilliant, what a great capture, its a looooooong time since I last saw one

User_Removed
23 Jan 2014 - 9:34 AM

Perfect detail Lillian, another stunner.

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 9:38 AM

A top class image, Lillian, super bright eye. Carol

Trev_B
Trev_B Plus Member 8142 forum postsTrev_B vcard England68 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 9:39 AM

A super detailed image with great back light… well done Lillian.

Trev

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44015 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom110 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 9:45 AM

A very well observed, composed, exposed and captured image capturing this beautiful Hawfinch at his very best. Superb detail and colouring Lillian.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk Plus Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 9:46 AM

oh wow i've never ever seen one of these gorgeous finches superb shot and thank you for showing me it

stokesy
stokesy  4 Scotland
23 Jan 2014 - 9:46 AM

excellent with envy, Wink ronnie

Tom-Melton
23 Jan 2014 - 9:50 AM

STUNNING CAPTURE

dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 111577 forum postsdark_lord vcard England183 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 9:50 AM

One bird I've never seen yet, you've captured it well.

ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3660 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 9:56 AM

A super image Lillian, I'm yet to see one,

Ali

jdinne
jdinne  12 England
23 Jan 2014 - 10:05 AM

Well thats one stunning capture Lillian. Detail, colour, dof superb.

John

Mollycat
Mollycat Plus Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 10:09 AM

This is superb in everyway Lillian. Excellent picture. GrinGrinGrin Peter.

debu
debu  5 India
23 Jan 2014 - 10:23 AM

Lovely detailed image.
debu

Fred263
Fred263 Plus Member 3Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 - 10:50 AM

Stunning image with great detail.
Fred

morpheus1955
23 Jan 2014 - 10:51 AM

Superb image Lillian, fabulous colours ans excellent detail

Hugh

ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2271 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 10:56 AM

A really beautiful image Lillian, great photography

TonyDy
TonyDy Plus Member 6TonyDy vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 11:19 AM

Lovely shot, Lillian.
Tony

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 11:23 AM

I've never even heard of this one let along capture it.
Excellent image Lillian. Very strange beak and varied plumage.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 11:41 AM

A lovely, sturdy looking beast nicely captured.

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts Plus Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
23 Jan 2014 - 12:08 PM

What a beautiful bird !! Fantastic eye detail Lillian... a real beauty..

Lynette Grin

rontear
rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 12:19 PM

On my hit list to see !!! Lillian.
Ron

Joline
Joline Plus Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 12:43 PM

Wonderful shot!

Caziwinkles
23 Jan 2014 - 12:47 PM

He actually looks quite fierce - for a bird!! Superb shot - as always Lillian. Smile

Carol

rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 1:28 PM

Wonderful colouring and detail, Lillian.

Ray

moiral
moiral  5 Scotland
23 Jan 2014 - 1:35 PM

I thought this was a chaffinch from the tn, but what a wee stunner it is when I opened it up. Moira

HarrietH
HarrietH Plus Member 4276 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
23 Jan 2014 - 1:38 PM

Now I know what a hawfinch looks like and what an excellent image of one looks like.

Maureen

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 1:39 PM

Good shot Lillian.
And good luck with the book too.
I hope it is as successful as 50 Shades Of Grey !!
Mick.

DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 2:11 PM

I don't think I'd argue with this one, Lillian!
A superb image.
Look forward to seeing your book!

Richard

Last Modified By DicksPics at 23 Jan 2014 - 2:12 PM
helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 2:20 PM

Well captured Lillian Lillian WinkWinkWink ..................ah I see one Lillian has been removed WinkWink

Last Modified By helenlinda at 23 Jan 2014 - 2:21 PM
EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 2:51 PM

This is fantastic Lillian.
Joan.

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 2:52 PM

Stunning capture Lillian. Beautiful colour and detail. Looks alittle feisty WinkGrinGrin

Kathryn

SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 65035 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 3:00 PM

Very clear shot.
x

CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 585 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 3:20 PM

Very nice shot Lillian!
Carole

Last Modified By CaroleS at 23 Jan 2014 - 3:20 PM
Billyray
Billyray  770 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 3:25 PM

A cracking shot Lillian with superb detail. SmileSmileSmileSmile
Ray

PhilT2
PhilT2 Plus Member 5122 forum postsPhilT2 vcard England17 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 3:43 PM

Beautiful bird............never seen one before. Thanks for sharing

andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 3:58 PM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
andy

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 4:05 PM

Very attractive bird Lillian. Lovely capture.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 5959 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 4:35 PM

Gorgeous shot !!.....wonderful lighting !!

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 4:44 PM

Excellent capture LillianSmile


Cliff

JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 4:49 PM

A little beauty with a wonderful BG
Ju

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 5:00 PM

Great eye and colour, well sharp

danbrann
danbrann Plus Member 10521 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 5:32 PM

It really is a superb capture and I have never even heard of sch a bird but it is lovely.

lifesnapper
lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 5:36 PM

A new one on me Lillian, but very interesting to see this wonderful image of yours. One can learn SO much on this Site Wink

John Smile

gss
gss  1 Romania1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 5:47 PM

Stunning capture, lovely bird!
Silviu

williamsloan
williamsloan Plus Member 4williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 6:55 PM

very well taken[ sharp].


billy

tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96342 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 7:21 PM

I was wondering where you had nailed himSmile

Adrian

ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
23 Jan 2014 - 7:21 PM

Superb portait, Lillian! Perfect detail, as wellSmile
Regards Valery

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 - 7:54 PM

Lovely imageSmile

Eileen

richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 7:59 PM

Nice image Lillian!! Nicece detail!! I like it a lot!!

netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3241 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 8:07 PM

This is fantastic LillianSmile
NettaSmile

M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 - 8:09 PM

Well captured.

Ruthannette
Ruthannette Plus Member 8Ruthannette vcard England
23 Jan 2014 - 8:18 PM

I haven't seen a Hawfinch for years, it's quite a colourful little bird. Lovely shot with his beak full too. Glad you have finished the book.

Ruth

Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 - 8:20 PM

What a lovely shot Lillian of a smashing bird. Cathy

SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 8:35 PM

Super sharp capture.Smile

AlexAppleby
23 Jan 2014 - 9:45 PM

Wow - what a stunner - never seen one of these birds!

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith Plus Member 7225 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 11:02 PM

Cracking image Lillian of a great Bird, they were two of these last month in the cemetery in the town where i live

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 1:00 AM

Wonderful capture, and news about the book!

SimonFletch
SimonFletch Plus Member 1SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 5:24 AM

A beautiful image of this unusual bird.
I love the eye contact...
He doesn't want you to get too close to his Lunch..!

Simon

Ayoob
Ayoob Plus Member 4Ayoob vcard Australia
24 Jan 2014 - 5:47 AM

FANTASTIC shot - like the clarity and details. .....GrinGrinGrin

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51308 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England143 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 11:04 AM

Well focussed on the eye, Lillian. Hand-held with that cannon!! (deliberate spelling)

Dave

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 11:43 AM

No not hand held DaveGrin

briantjjones
briantjjones Plus Member 2briantjjones vcard United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 - 12:02 PM

Lillian, Was out yesterday so missed this fantastic image absolutely stunning. Congratulations on completing the book SmileSmile
Brian J.

ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 2:12 PM

Well done on the book Grin

Superb capture here, Lillian. I like the catchlight in the eye Smile

Andrew

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 8:31 PM

A fine shot of this stern looking bird, one i've yet to see

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